This Friday 16th December is the final date for submissions on the National Transport Authority’s (NTA) proposals for a possible 2way cycle and walking route on Dublin’s south coast, all the way from Irishtown to Seapoint. It is a critical part of the originally proposed but yet to be fully realised Sutton to Sandycove coastal route, and if it happens it will be a wonderful addition to the few great Dublin cycling/walking routes.
Great News for Cycling and Dublin City
Dublin City Council with the support of Dublin Cycling Campaign made a bid to host the prestigious Velo City 2019 conference, the largest cycle related conference in the world! And the great news, is we have been successful, and managed to beat off the challenge of Helsinki to win this important conference for the city. It will be held in the National Conference Centre in June 2019.
Following the recent launch of its new driver training video on cyclist safety, Dublin Bus Safety Health & Environmental Manager, James McHugh will address the meeting and give an overview on how Dublin Bus is working to increase stakeholder awareness around cyclist safety. In addition to showing attendees the new video, Mr. McHugh will explain how Dublin Bus is continuing to incorporate key aspects of cyclist safety into its annual driver training programmes and safety initiatives.
Dublin Cyling Campaign are disappointed in the latest option proposed by Dublin City Council for the potentially iconic ‘Liffey Cycle Route’. This latest option proposes to take the route away from the Quays between Church Street and Heuston, so can no longer be accurately titled the ‘Liffey Cycle Route. Read below why Dublin Cycling Campaign oppose this latest proposed solution
Response to Option 5 Proposal for Liffey Cycle Route – July 2016
As part of Dublin Cycling Campaign’s Bike Week programme, Dr Cara Augustenborg, environmental scientist and activist gave a talk Climate Change - we need to get Real! Solutions for a Broken Planet
We asked Cara some questions about the challenges and opportunities brought by climate change.
Why has public interested in climate change declined ?
Dr. Cara Augustenborg is an environmental scientist and communication expert specializing in climate change impacts and solutions. She lectures in ‘Climate Change and the Environment’ at University College Dublin and is launching a course this March in Trinity’s Business School on ‘Business and the Natural Environment’. She will talk about what the Irish Government needs to do to live up to its promises on Climate Change and the role played by sustainable transport, including cycling, in this.
Public Lecture. All Welcome.
Dublin Cycling Campaign applauds Dublin City Council for its vision to dramatically enhance the public realm of College Green by creating a world-class pedestrian plaza and cycle route (as per http://www.dublincity.ie/college-green). Reducing motor traffic in this area presents the opportunity to create dedicated space for cycling in a design that minimises conflict for all modes, including the already large volumes of walking and cycling.
Sinéad Flavin, NTA Smarter Travel Workplaces
As part of the Smart Dublin initiative, the 4 Dublin local authorities and Enterprise Ireland recently launched the €100k Small Business Innovation Research Challenge (SBIR) . In line with a push towards a healthier, more liveable city, Dublin is seeking smart, innovative and low cost solutions to increase the number of people cycling in Dublin. See details and how to apply from Smart Dublin
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